Protect Wild Rice – Don’t Let MPCA Get Rid of Minnesota’s Wild Rice Sulfate Pollution Limit!

For years, lobbying by big corporate polluters and political pressure have interfered with enforcement of Minnesota’s rule that limits sulfate pollution to 10 parts per million (mg/L) in wild rice waters. 

Now, just as Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine – the PolyMet sulfide mine project – is seeking a water pollution permit, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has proposed to eliminate Minnesota’s wild rice sulfate limit and replace it with an equation that will not protect wild rice. 

Comment today and tell the MPCA to preserve Minnesota’s existing sulfate limit and enforce it year-round to protect all wild rice waters.